Turkish Cypriot Politics and Political Parties in the Post-1974 Period


The Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies Department

invites you to the lecture:

Turkish Cypriot Politics and Political Parties in the Post-1974 Period


SertaҪ Sonan

Political Science


The lecture will present a brief overview of the evolution of Turkish Cypriot political parties in the period concerned with a view to familiarizing the audience with the basic elements of Turkish Cypriot politics. The positions of major political parties regarding the Cyprus conflict will be discussed, and overall, it will be shown that the most striking characteristic of Turkish Cypriot politics in this period has been the pervasiveness of political clientelism – which can be seen as a strategy utilized to make sure that the pro-partition National Unity Party and Denktash remain in power.

Short CV:

Sertaç Sonan is a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. His dissertation, which has been submitted to the PhD committee, is titled In the Grip of Political Clientelism: The Post-1974 Turkish Cypriot Politics and the Politico-Economic Foundations of Pro-Taksim Consensus”. Currently, he is teaching at the University of Central Europe.

Tuesday, 08 April 2014

7:30 p.m.

Room A019, Old Campus

(Kallipoleos ave.)

University of Cyprus


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